Justice Department moves to defend Trump against rape accuser

E. Jean Carroll, 76, alleges that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the changing room at the luxury Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue in New York in the mid-1990s.

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  • Carroll's lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, said the department's "shocking" intervention is likely to delay the case, even though Trump - who is seeking reelection in November - was "soon going to be required to produce documents, provide a DNA sample, and sit for a deposition."



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